Supercoppa kick-off time confirmed

The Supercoppa Italiana between Juventus and Milan will be played at 17.30 UK time on January 16 in Saudi Arabia, the Lega Serie A has announced.

It was confirmed last month that the match would be played in the Middle Eastern nation, despite protests from groups such as Amnesty International, due to the kingdom’s human rights record.

Recently Unione Sindacale dei Giornalisti Rai, the Rai journalists’ union, stated it wasn’t appropriate to play in Saudi Arabia after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the nation’s Turkish embassy.

“The game to decide the Supercoppa Italiana 2018-19, the 31st edition of the trophy, will be held in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium on Wednesday January 19, 2019 starting at 20.30pm local time (18.30 Italian time),” a statement from the Lega Serie A confirms.

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